Police nab notorious tricycle snatcher, recover arms


A 21-year old man, Ikechukwu Eze has been arrested for allegedly snatching a tricycle popularly known as keke from the owner at gun point in Oba, Anambra state.

The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said the suspect who specialised in tricycle snatching was nabbed by the Police operatives in conjunction with Vigilante group in the area.

He said Eze allegedly snatched the Keke at gunpoint from one Munachi Dike of Awada Obosi at Onitsha-Owerri expressway before Oba junction.

He said, “At about 02:30 am while on routine patrol, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division in conjunction with Vigilante group intercepted one Ikechukwu Eze ‘m’ aged 21 years of Okpuneme village Umudim, Nneni with a tricycle (Keke-Napep) bearing plate number PHC 541 QV.

“Search was conducted on the tricycle leading  to the recovery of one Pump Action gun and Seven live cartridges.”

Mohammed added that the suspect had confessed to the crime voluntarily and would be charged after investigations were concluded.

“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang urges keke and motorcycle riders to always be careful of the passengers they pick especially at nights and in isolated areas in order not to fall victims of Keke or motorcycle snatching syndicates,” he added.